Not to be confused with the movie of the same name, Outlander is a TV adaption of Diana Gabaldon’s time travelling romance novels.
Broadcast in the UK as Cross Stitch, it tells the story of Claire Randall and her husband Frank. Both have been separated by war for six years but have now reunited and moved to the Scottish Highlands to start anew and fall in love all over again.
However, when out walking, Claire finds a stone circle which transports her back to 1743 where she meets one of her husband’s ancestors who looks like him but is actually a pervert. To escape him she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a young clansman in a gang of Highland Scots that rescue her. As she desperately tries to get back home and evade Jack she has a slight problem; she’s falling in love with Jamie.
Produced by Sony pictures, Battlestar Galactica supremo Ronald D. Moore will bring the seven book series to life for television audiences. Moore did a fabulous job at doing what many thought impossible by reinventing Galactica for mainstream television where it won numerous accolades. Having started off in Star Trek: The Next Generation with his story The Bonding, I think this show may be one to watch out for.